Drew VerHagen
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 6" 230LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 4, #154, Detroit Tigers | Vanderbilt
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 4 3 5.90 22 4 0 58 51 1.60
2022 3 1 6.65 19 0 0 21.2 18 1.89
2023 5 1 3.98 60 0 0 61 60 1.28
8 Seasons 18 12 4.98 206 8 0 281.2 234 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 22 4-3 5.90 58 51 1.60
2022 19 3-1 6.65 21.2 18 1.89
2023 60 5-1 3.98 61 60 1.28
8 Seasons 206 18-12 4.98 281.2 234 1.43
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 408 78 2 2.6 1.9 87.9 108.4 -3.7 17.9 .253 .336 .256 .314 .304 34.6 12.3 13.2 2.05 4.08
2016 25 346 72 4 5.6 4.4 88.7 111.9 6.1 23.6 .293 .457 .405 .348 .364 34.7 11.1 7.8 7.11 5.24
2017 26 532 111 10 9.0 6.9 88.6 112.2 9.5 32.4 .296 .553 .397 .373 .433 38.7 17.2 6.2 5.77 6.28
2018 27 912 158 9 5.7 3.9 87.7 116.7 13.3 25.3 .193 .321 .283 .269 .301 33.5 22.7 8.2 4.63 3.01
2019 28 945 180 13 7.2 5.0 89.1 115.1 8.8 30.0 .258 .426 .370 .333 .375 38.3 19.8 8.9 5.90 4.96
2022 31 419 73 7 9.6 6.6 88.3 109.1 18.1 39.7 .284 .488 .390 .378 .411 34.2 17.0 13.2 6.65 6.29
2023 32 1042 173 14 8.1 5.2 88.1 113.1 15.5 30.1 .223 .381 .314 .309 .341 36.4 22.4 9.7 3.98 4.01
Player 4604 845 59 7.0 4.9 88.4 116.7 10.6 28.6 .247 .412 .339 .324 .358 36.1 19.1 9.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

VerHagen relies on 5 pitches.
Sweeper
(31.1%) ,
Four Seamer
(27.9%) ,
Sinker
(17.2%) ,
Cutter
(12.6%) ,
Changeup
(11.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 75.6 5.1 15.4 3.8 41.0 30.8 28.2 1.3 57.7 5.1 26.9 2.6 2.6 1.9
2016 59.7 18.1 16.7 5.6 22.2 48.6 27.8 0.0 48.6 15.3 20.8 4.2 5.6 4.4
2017 51.4 23.4 18.9 6.3 40.5 39.6 19.8 5.4 36.9 18.0 23.4 7.2 9.0 6.9
2018 47.5 25.9 17.7 8.9 32.3 36.1 31.6 2.5 37.3 30.4 16.5 7.0 5.7 3.9
2019 51.7 20.0 21.7 6.7 45.0 37.2 17.8 2.8 40.0 20.6 25.0 4.4 7.2 5.0
2022 35.6 26.0 26.0 12.3 43.8 37.0 19.2 5.5 26.0 26.0 27.4 5.5 9.6 6.6
2023 41.0 31.8 20.2 6.9 46.2 28.9 24.9 2.9 30.6 31.8 20.8 5.2 8.1 5.2
Player 50.2 23.0 19.6 7.2 39.9 36.0 24.0 3.0 38.3 23.0 22.4 5.3 7.0 4.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Sinker STL R 174 92.7 20.8 -1.1 -5 12.4 -2.2 -15
2023 Cutter STL R 124 88.2 33.0 -5.3 -19 5.5 2.4 80
2023 Changeup STL R 113 88.5 29.5 1.4 5 6.8 -7.5 -53
2023 4-Seam Fastball STL R 289 93.4 17.0 -2.3 -15 2.4 -3.6 -60
2023 Sweeper STL R 319 81.3 43.6 2.3 6 14.7 0.6 4
2022 Changeup STL R 66 89.5 28.8 2.3 9 9.1 -4.9 -35
2022 Curveball STL R 56 78.2 60.2 4.8 9 9.9 3.8 62
2022 4-Seam Fastball STL R 93 94.9 13.6 -0.6 -4 3.1 -3.0 -49
2022 Sweeper STL R 92 81.4 44.4 0.9 2 16.4 1.4 9
2022 Cutter STL R 13 91.3 23.0 1.6 6 1.3 -3.2 -170
2022 Sinker STL R 99 94.6 17.6 -2.3 -12 13.4 -0.6 -4
2019 Changeup DET R 6 89.1 24.1 -3.5 -13 9.5 -4.4 -32
2019 Curveball DET R 155 78.5 62.0 6.2 11 11.6 5.3 83
2019 4-Seam Fastball DET R 118 93.8 16.0 -1.3 -9 4.4 -2.2 -33
2019 Sinker DET R 378 92.9 22.2 0.9 4 12.6 -1.7 -12
2019 Slider DET R 287 84.8 38.6 1.6 4 9.0 4.5 102
2018 4-Seam Fastball DET R 42 94.4 15.8 -1.4 -10 1.1 -5.5 -83
2018 Curveball DET R 153 79.6 60.3 6.0 11 10.0 3.6 57
2018 Slider DET R 259 86.0 38.9 3.4 10 7.5 3.3 77
2018 Sinker DET R 449 94.0 20.6 0.6 3 13.2 -0.8 -6
2018 Changeup DET R 8 89.6 24.1 -2.8 -10 8.9 -4.7 -35
2017 Slider DET R 82 85.0 39.4 4.7 14 6.8 2.7 66
2017 Sinker DET R 186 93.9 19.0 0.4 2 13.3 -1.1 -8
2017 Curveball DET R 113 78.6 59.5 5.3 10 9.1 1.9 27
2017 Changeup DET R 15 87.6 24.2 -1.9 -7 10.7 -2.6 -19
2017 4-Seam Fastball DET R 135 93.9 15.8 -2.2 -17 6.2 -1.2 -16
2016 Curveball DET R 106 78.8 60.8 5.2 9 9.2 1.0 12
2016 4-Seam Fastball DET R 127 95.0 15.0 -0.5 -3 10.5 3.5 51
2016 Sinker DET R 86 94.9 18.0 -2.0 -10 15.0 1.3 9
2016 Changeup DET R 16 87.1 23.9 -4.4 -16 9.6 -2.6 -22
2015 Changeup DET R 25 85.3 29.4 -0.3 -1 7.3 -5.1 -41
2015 Curveball DET R 108 77.2 62.5 4.3 7 8.7 -0.8 -8
2015 Sinker DET R 131 94.8 20.5 0.1 0 14.4 0.8 6
2015 4-Seam Fastball DET R 135 94.4 16.9 -2.0 -13 11.4 4.8 74
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sweeper 2.6 9 324 31.1 81 .128 .218 .180 44.4 35.8 23.6 .160 .276 .204 28.6
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -2 291 27.9 83 .264 .444 .358 22.8 19.3 18.8 .254 .424 .334 35.1
2023 Sinker -1.7 -3 179 17.2 45 .273 .576 .447 17.3 13.3 19.4 .260 .510 .423 48.1
2023 Cutter -5.0 -6 131 12.6 28 .478 .870 .591 31.7 7.1 8.3 .384 .640 .458 54.5
2023 Changeup 1.6 2 117 11.2 29 .125 .125 .214 28.8 24.1 17.5 .137 .175 .234 22.2
2022 Sinker -2.9 -3 99 23.6 30 .385 .692 .490 15.4 3.3 6.7 .333 .605 .441 36.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -4.8 -4 93 22.2 23 .474 .842 .585 23.9 17.4 11.4 .397 .744 .525 46.7
2022 Sweeper 3.8 4 92 22.0 25 .048 .095 .134 43.2 36.0 32.1 .087 .140 .173 15.4
2022 Changeup -7.6 -5 66 15.8 14 .500 .750 .564 45.5 21.4 15.0 .328 .560 .427 22.2
2022 Curveball 1.9 1 56 13.4 9 .111 .111 .100 17.6 11.1 5.3 .341 .382 .319 37.5
2022 Cutter 4.1 1 13 3.1 4 .000 .000 .175 16.7 0.0 0.0 .183 .318 .333 66.7
2019 Sinker 0.6 2 378 40.0 122 .346 .467 .406 9.2 6.6 18.2 .286 .416 .354 40.0
2019 Slider -1.5 -4 287 30.4 68 .266 .656 .413 38.1 33.8 24.2 .235 .486 .320 41.5
2019 Curveball 0.2 0 155 16.4 37 .167 .250 .219 34.0 43.2 22.2 .208 .361 .251 25.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -6.8 -8 118 12.5 28 .455 .682 .536 14.8 14.3 7.8 .286 .430 .386 38.9
2019 Changeup -9.6 -1 6 0.6 2 .000 .000 .350 50.0 0.0 0.0 .007 .012 .353 0.0
2018 Sinker -0.7 -3 449 49.2 118 .306 .490 .416 17.5 10.2 15.0 .250 .419 .356 40.2
2018 Slider 1.8 5 259 28.4 66 .131 .230 .173 37.4 33.3 26.5 .142 .251 .206 28.6
2018 Curveball 1.1 2 153 16.8 36 .194 .278 .204 43.8 41.7 26.8 .152 .221 .161 19.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 1 42 4.6 13 .083 .083 .123 23.5 30.8 14.8 .112 .186 .174 25.0
2018 Changeup -2.1 0 8 0.9 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 0.6 1 186 35.0 53 .286 .367 .334 12.5 11.3 18.8 .276 .410 .323 41.9
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -1 135 25.4 42 .317 .707 .417 15.7 14.3 16.2 .302 .628 .380 30.6
2017 Curveball -1.2 -1 113 21.2 25 .318 .727 .466 31.7 28.0 20.0 .263 .434 .343 53.3
2017 Slider -4.4 -4 82 15.4 22 .381 .952 .559 35.9 18.2 22.2 .391 .914 .546 35.3
2017 Changeup 1.3 0 15 2.8 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 40.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 110 88.5 63 8.8 1:00 2:00 -60
2023 Cutter 124 88.2 38 6.9 10:30 9:15 75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 287 93.3 76 13.9 12:45 12:15 30
2023 Sinker 167 92.6 76 16.6 12:45 1:45 -60
2023 Sweeper 299 81.2 67 16.2 7:45 8:30 -45
2022 Changeup 64 89.5 68 10.6 1:00 2:15 -75
2022 Curveball 56 78.2 95 20.8 7:00 7:00 0
2022 Cutter 13 91.3 57 9.0 12:00 12:15 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 93 94.9 79 16.6 12:45 12:15 30
2022 Sinker 99 94.6 79 18.8 12:45 1:45 -60
2022 Sweeper 92 81.4 73 18.2 7:30 8:30 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 104 400 8 5 -5 -2 6
2016 89 342 1 -3 -4 -2 -8
2017 144 531 -3 2 -3 -1 -5
2018 233 911 6 2 -2 -3 4
2019 257 944 6 -5 -5 -6 -10
2022 105 419 -2 0 -4 -2 -7
2023 266 1,042 1 10 -4 -7 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 408 49.8 57.6 88.0 22.4 67.4 43.4 57.5 40.0 17.8 6.1 60.0
2016 346 50.6 58.9 84.5 22.8 74.4 44.5 54.4 41.0 17.6 7.8 66.7
2017 532 51.3 64.1 86.3 25.9 56.7 41.9 57.6 45.5 21.1 8.1 69.8
2018 912 48.1 64.0 84.0 28.1 42.9 39.6 57.9 45.4 28.5 8.7 69.6
2019 945 52.4 61.6 86.6 26.0 51.3 44.3 62.6 44.7 22.7 8.9 61.9
2022 419 43.2 69.6 80.2 27.3 53.8 45.1 56.2 45.6 28.3 8.1 76.5
2023 1,042 48.9 65.3 78.4 28.2 48.7 39.0 61.3 46.4 30.6 8.0 67.5
Player 4,604 49.4 63.3 83.5 26.5 52.4 41.9 59.2 44.7 25.3 8.1 67.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 75 4 44 75
2016 79 11 32 65
2017 65 41 31 72
2018 90 93 88 75 90 77 65 68 67 54 48 74 51 69 59 43 72
2019 28 32 39 51 25 60 45 37 35 25 36 29 16 48 52 35 71
2022 66 84 16 33
2023 56 76 64 51 43 62 46 70 68 41 31 81 41 34 65 54
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.5 3 2.9 0 2 3 1 33.3
2017 23.9 10 11.1 -1 3 3 9 90.0
2018 22.1 6 6.1 0 4 6 3 50.0
2019 23.2 9 9.3 0 5 5 5 55.6
2022 24.8 5 5.3 0 0 4 2 40.0
2023 24.6 9 9.2 0 3 7 4 44.4
Player 23.6 42 44.0 -2 17 28 24 57.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 5 3 3 3 4 1 2 3 4 3 2 4 4 3 3 4 5 3 3 2
2017 10 12 10 10 12 10 12 11 10 9 10 13 12 10 11 13 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 13 12 10 10 14 13 13 9
2018 6 8 4 9 7 3 6 4 6 3 5 9 10 4 4 9 4 5 3 12 5 5 13 6 5 4 5 9 7 6 4
2019 9 12 9 9 10 10 10 8 6 7 9 9 11 8 9 8 8 8 12 9 9 12 11 11 8 9 9 10 13 8 7
2022 5 5 5 4 6 5 6 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6
2023 9 7 6 11 10 9 12 8 11 7 10 13 8 5 11 11 10 8 9 12 7 9 13 11 7 7 10 11 7 8 8
Player 42 47 36 45 47 39 49 38 38 32 42 54 49 35 43 51 38 38 43 54 41 44 59 51 40 38 44 55 49 44 36
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 94.9 0.3 93.9 -1.0 94.1 0.2 -- -0.9 -- -- -- -- 94.6 -- 92.0 -2.6
Offspeed Velocity 85.3 87.1 1.8 87.6 0.5 89.6 2.0 -- -0.5 -- -- -- -- 89.5 -- 88.5 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 77.2 78.8 1.6 81.3 2.5 83.6 2.3 -- -1.0 -- -- -- -- 80.2 -- 81.3 1.1
Exit Velocity 87.9 88.7 0.8 88.6 -0.1 87.7 -0.9 -- 1.4 -- -- -- -- 88.3 -- 88.1 -0.2
Launch Angle -3.7 6.1 9.8 9.5 3.4 13.3 3.8 -- -4.5 -- -- -- -- 18.1 -- 15.5 -2.6
Barrel % 2.6 5.6 3.0 9.0 3.4 5.7 -3.3 -- 1.5 -- -- -- -- 9.6 -- 8.1 -1.5
Hard Hit % 34.6 34.7 0.1 38.7 4.0 33.5 -5.2 -- 4.8 -- -- -- -- 34.2 -- 36.4 2.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 17.9 23.6 5.7 32.4 8.8 25.3 -7.1 -- 4.7 -- -- -- -- 39.7 -- 30.1 -9.6
xBA .253 .293 0.040 .296 0.003 .193 -0.103 -- 0.065 -- -- -- -- .284 -- .223 -0.061
BA .200 .346 0.146 .311 -0.035 .222 -0.089 -- 0.082 -- -- -- -- .300 -- .226 -0.074
xwOBA .314 .348 0.034 .373 0.025 .269 -0.104 -- 0.064 -- -- -- -- .378 -- .309 -0.069
wOBA .256 .405 0.149 .397 -0.008 .283 -0.114 -- 0.087 -- -- -- -- .390 -- .314 -0.076
xSLG .336 .457 0.121 .553 0.096 .321 -0.232 -- 0.105 -- -- -- -- .488 -- .381 -0.107
SLG .244 .568 0.324 .615 0.047 .353 -0.262 -- 0.151 -- -- -- -- .511 -- .396 -0.115
K% 12.3 11.1 -1.2 17.2 6.1 22.7 5.5 -- -2.9 -- -- -- -- 17.0 -- 22.4 5.4
BB% 13.2 7.8 -5.4 6.2 -1.6 8.2 2.0 -- 0.7 -- -- -- -- 13.2 -- 9.7 -3.5
Swing % 40.0 41.0 1.0 45.5 4.5 45.4 -0.1 -- -0.7 -- -- -- -- 45.6 -- 46.4 0.8
Whiff% 17.8 17.6 -0.2 21.1 3.5 28.5 7.4 -- -5.8 -- -- -- -- 28.3 -- 30.6 2.3
In Zone % 49.8 50.6 0.8 51.3 0.7 48.1 -3.2 -- 4.3 -- -- -- -- 43.2 -- 48.9 5.7
Out of Zone % 50.2 49.4 -0.8 48.7 -0.7 51.9 3.2 -- -4.3 -- -- -- -- 56.8 -- 51.1 -5.7
Out of Zone Swing % 22.4 22.8 0.4 25.9 3.1 28.1 2.2 -- -2.1 -- -- -- -- 27.3 -- 28.2 0.9
First Pitch Swing % 23.6 26.7 3.1 26.4 -0.3 26.6 0.2 -- 3.8 -- -- -- -- 32.4 -- 30.1 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 57.5 54.4 -3.1 57.6 3.2 57.9 0.3 -- 4.7 -- -- -- -- 56.2 -- 61.3 5.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 86 .395 53 2 3.8 33 7 21.2
2017 Shifts 144 .397 98 0 0.0 46 8 17.4
2018 Shifts 233 .283 141 23 16.3 92 46 50.0
2019 Shifts 257 .370 139 33 23.7 118 62 52.5
2022 Shifts 105 .390 66 10 15.2 39 19 48.7
2023 Shades 261 .312 182 0 0.0 79 35 44.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 20 13.5 75.0% 0.0% 19 21.3 0.0% 5.3%
2015 123 14.6 52.8% 1.6% 74 22.9 2.7% 16.2%
2016 107 16.0 43.9% 1.9% 71 21.5 4.2% 9.9%
2017 172 16.5 32.0% 0.6% 80 21.8 2.5% 5.0%
2018 281 17.6 22.4% 0.4% 143 21.9 0.7% 6.3%
2019 272 18.0 17.3% 1.1% 171 21.1 0.6% 8.8%
2022 95 18.4 16.8% 3.2% 88 24.8 0.0% 13.6%
2023 252 15.5 41.7% 0.0% 213 17.4 9.4% 0.5%
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Pitch Distribution